"ISIL poses a grave threat to the Iraqi people, to the Syrian people, to the wider region, and to NATO nations. So it is important that the whole international community stays united in this long-term effort." — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, using an acronym for the Islamic State group, which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.
"I'm curious to know the reasons the committee chose me. It's hard as a writer to have an overall vision of your own work. It's like a painter painting a ceiling fresco; you are up too close to see the whole thing." — French novelist Patrick Modiano on winning a Nobel Prize in literature.
"It's not lost on me that I'm spending my honeymoon at Comic-Con." — Newly married George Clooney, surprising fans with an appearance at New York Comic-Con.